The Point Artist-Run Centre

The history of the Writers Adventure Camp site goes back to Harrop's Lodge, built on the shores of Alta Lake in the early 1920s. In its tea room, which jutted out over the water, Agnes Harrop read visitors’ fortunes. Harrop’s was replaced by Cypress Lodge in 1959, built by Dick Fairhurst, creator of Whistler’s first ski lift right behind the lodge: a humble V8-powered rope tow.

The Lil'wat history of Alta Lake and the Whistler Valley goes back much further, as evident in the place names and mythology of the area. Geographically, Alta Lake sits at the watershed divide between the Cheakamus and Lillooet-Fraser drainages, and The Point sits at the mid-point of the lake, making it a powerful -- as well as a visually compelling -- spot.


There is no on-site accommodation at The Point, so we’ve partnered with a nearby resort to offer out-of-town Writers Adventure Camp participants a home away from home. Legends is a five-minute drive, a 10-to-12-minute bike ride, or a refreshing half-hour lake-side walk along the Valley Trail to The Point.

“Staying at Legends felt like having a mini-vacation. I paid more for a small hotel room in Vancouver than I did for the beautiful condo at Legends.”

– Pauline Lin, Ottawa, 2016 & 2017


Legends Whistler Creekside

Whistler Creekside is a resort within a resort and Legends offers spacious one and two-bedroom suites with fireplaces and full kitchens. (The suites are large and a one-bedroom with a pull-out bed in the front room would offer more than enough space for two.)

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Writers Adventure Camp participants will receive a 20% discount. Please cite our group name when booking: "Writers Adventure Camp 2018"

IMPORTANT: The sooner you book your room, the less you will pay. The rates rise the closer we get to spring.

“Writers Adventure Camp 2018” group members can make their reservation directly with Lodging Ovations by going to this link:

Or by calling: 1-866-383-1586